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Coupeville grads compete on college sports stage
Several Coupeville High School graduates recently completed successful winter sports seasons at the collegiate level.
Kyle King finished his indoor track eligibility at the University of Oklahoma after running three seasons for Eastern Washington University. At the Razorback Classic Jan. 25, King ran the 3,000 in 8:12.09, the 10th best indoor time in Sooner history.
His top finish of 2013 came at the Martin Invitational in Norman, Okla., Jan. 19 when he finished second in the mile (4:17.09). His time was seventh best among Sooners in 2013.
At the Husky Classic at the University of Washington Feb. 9, King competed against his brother, Tyler, in the 3,000. Tyler clocked the better time, 8:07.38, in section 2. Kyle finished 19th in section one in 8:12. Tyler’s time was best for the UW in the event this season.
Tyler, a sophomore, finished 12th in the 5,000 meters in 4:21.44, and first among Huskies, at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation indoor championships Feb. 23 and 24.
Rachel Weinstein currently competes for the University of Redlands (Redlands, Calif.) swim team. The sophomore helped the 400 medley squad to third in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference meet Feb. 17-19.
She was also 18th in the 200 breaststroke and 25th in the 500 free at the league meet.
Weinstein won the 200 breaststroke in a tri-meet at La Verne Jan. 26, and she was second in the 200 breast and third in the 100 breast at Pomona-Pitzer Jan. 19. Weinstein recorded a season-best (2:31.75) while finishing second in the 200 breast against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Feb. 2.
Coupeville’s Dylan Tack runs indoor track at the United States Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point, N.Y.) and placed 15th at the Eastern College Athletic Conference championships in the 500 meters in 1:07.54 March 1. The time was a personal record and good enough for 12th best all-time at the Academy.
Earlier in the season, he ran the fourth fastest 600-meter time (1:25.16) in USMMA history.
He joined three other teammates to set a Landmark Conference record in the distance medley relay (10:33.87) at the Fasttrack Challenge in New York City Feb. 16. At the Landmark Conference meet Feb. 14, he was fifth in the 400 and earned all-conference honors by placing second in the 4x400 relay (3:30.54).
During the regular season, the 4x400 team ran a 3:28.09, fastest indoor time in Landmark Conference history.
Coach Greg Lott, noting the freshman’s achievements, said, “Tack had a stellar season for the Mariners.”
Cody Peters. a 6-6 junior, plays basketball for the Evergreen State College (Olympia) and is a leader on the Geoducks’ stat sheet.
He was first in free throws made (66), free throws attempted (102) and defensive rebounds (109). Peters ranked second in scoring (10.3 points per game), total rebounds (145), blocked shots (15) and minutes played (691); and fourth in three-pointers (21), steals (19) and field goal percentage (38.6).
Five times he led his team in scoring, hitting a season high 24 against Lewis-Clark State Dec. 7. The 24 points was one shy of the team’s individual high for the season.
Jason Bagby, a 6-4 sophomore basketball player at Yakima Valley Community College, helped the Yaks (10-4, 20-8) to a second-place finish in the Eastern Division.
Bagby scored 64 points, with a season high of 12, for a 2.78 average. He also collected 35 rebounds, 17 steals and six blocked shots.
Yakima head coach Ray Funk said, “It’s been fun having Jason in the program for the past two years. He’s the product of a great family and I can’t say enough about their selfless support of the program. (Jason’s) been a key program guy and one who’s always ready when called upon. He has a strong work ethic and makes things happen with his effort and energy.”